Opening weekend of College Football

Well this weekend kicked off college weekend which I think I’ve said it before but football is my favorite sport.  Well this weekend started out with a few big matches to start the season which the first was the Georgia Bulldogs who came in ranked 13th visiting a team with alot of potential in the Oklahoma State Cowboys, who have one of the best receivers in the country in Dez White, also came in ranked at number 9.  Georgia came into the game without Matthew Stafford and Knowshown Moreno who both were high picks in the past NFL draft. Georgia showed promise on the first drive which they drove down the field on the first possession to score a touchdown but they only managed to score only a FG the rest of the game as they were beaten 24-10 where Bryant only had 3 catches but 2 of them were for TDs.  The other big game saw 5th ranked Alabama Crimson Tide take on the 7th ranked Virginia Tech Hokies in a great game in the Georgia Dome, which to me it felt like a bowl game between 2 teams with great defenses but Alabama overcame a 98-yard kickoff return, costly turnovers and silly penalties to beat the Hokies 34-24, which the game shouldn’t have been this close seeing the Tide had 498 total yards compared to the Hokies 155 yards, with Saban at the helm I see the Tide correcting those mistakes and could be poised to make another run at the title this year.  The only other games that put 2 top 25 teams against each other were 20th ranked BYU Cougars going against the 3rd ranked Oklahoma Sooners who were led by Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford who was knocked out of the game with a briused shoulder which hurt the Sooners who lost the game 14-13 which could see there title hopes gone along with Bradford who’s rumored to be out of action 2 to 4 weeks.  Other teams that won was #1 ranked Gators who beat Charleston Southern 62-3. Also there is a big game Monday night between the Florida State Seminoles who’s ranked #18 taking on visiting rival Miami Hurricanes.  Here’s some scores from games played on Saturday involved ranked teams.

#2 Texas 59 La. Monroe 20

#4 USC 56 San Jose St. 3

#6 Ohio St. 31 Navy 27

#9 Penn St. 31 Akron 7

#11 LSU 31 Washington 23

#12 California 52 Maryland 13

#14 Boise St. 19 #16 Oregon 8(from Thursday)

#15 Ga. Tech 37 Jacksonville St. 17

#19 Utah 35 Utah St 17

#21 UNC 40 Citadel 6

#22 Iowa 17 Northern Iowa 16

#23 Notre Dame 35 Nevada 0

#24 Nebraska 49 Florida Atlantic 3

#25 Kansas 49 Northern Colorado 3


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